IT Management Linux News for Apr 21, 2006
Editor's Note: Under the Deep Blue Sea (Apr 21, 2006, 23:30)
There's lot of fish in the IT sea. So it Oracle the prowling
shark, or the floating blowfish?
internetnews.com: Bill Hilf, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Platform Strategy [Interview] (Apr 21, 2006, 20:30)
"There aren't black helicopters flying over; there is not some
kind of conspiracy, even though Eric Raymond and all these guys
want to think that; it's just not how it is..."
ZDNet: OpenDocument Group 'Optimistic' on Certification (Apr 21, 2006, 17:30)
"The recently formed OpenDocument Format Alliance is expressing
its confidence that the file format will be approved by the
International Organization for Standardization next month..."
Novell: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10--The Linux Desktop has Arrived (Apr 21, 2006, 16:45)
"And in this post, I describe why I believe that SUSE Linux
Enterprise Desktop 10 is the right answer. First, the five high
level reasons, and then we'll take a tour of the desktop in
InformationWeek: MySQL To Outline Plug-In Plans, Database Upgrade (Apr 21, 2006, 15:15)
"At next week's MySQL users conference, the company will discuss
its own storage engine, currently in development and code-named
Falcon, as well as new deals it has recently inked to allow others
to play nicely..."
The Register: Red Hat CEO Likens Oracle to US Car Manufacturer (Apr 21, 2006, 13:45)
"Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik has added his voice to
the growing stream of rebuttals to Larry Ellison's comments about
buying Novell and 'owning' Linux..."
CNET News: IBM to Oracle: You Can't Buy Open Source (Apr 21, 2006, 02:30)
"Contrary to Larry Ellison's apparent desire to control Linux,
IBM prefers to have at least two independent Linux distributors
serving corporate customers, an IBM executive said on